Tonight, May 27, 2010 at the football stadium for Northgate High School in Sharpsburg GA, Abbey Stokely graduated last with her class. She has had a rough five years that started with Mike's death in Iraq. Five months later, she and I were broad sided by a driver who ran a stop sign at 45 plus and rolled and flipped us several times, shearing her right rear passenger door away. She spent 18 months recovering from her serious neck, back, and head injury. Those two events might seem enough to cause a student to graduate last....
The Stokely family has given so much in service to America. As Robert says in his last sentence of this column:
I was reminded again that the highest cost of Freedom is A Lifetime of Love.
If you read nothing else today, or this whole Memorial Day weekend, go read this one here.